Fire Features: Light Up Your Pool Area
There’s a chill in the air – but that’s no reason to board up the backyard swimming pool area for the winter! In fact, there are so many events and activities that you can still do in your backyard throughout the fall and winter. A great way to keep the activities going is with the addition of a fire feature to your backyard area. Not only will it provide a beautiful, aesthetic place to gather, it will also provide warmth for those chilly nights!
Fire features are the latest trend in outdoor home improvement. The right fire feature creates focus for your landscaping and ties together a backyard with a comfortable social space.
A fireplace is one of the more traditional fire features that can stand alone or complement the pool area. By providing light, warmth, and unity, a fireplace transforms an ordinary outdoor space into one that’s cozy and inviting. Fireplaces don’t take up much space, can be easily landscaped around, and won’t break the bank.
Fire pits are one of the most popular backyard items this season. They are versatile, inexpensive, and depending on the model, they can be moved around. Ranging from 3’ to 6’ or larger, and made of different materials such as brick, concrete, and steel, you’re bound to find a design that accents your backyard perfectly. Fire pits can be wood-burning or gas, and are often placed in a sitting area. Their open fire element lends a natural, outdoorsy feel to your living space while also adding elegant lighting.
Outdoor Kitchens and Grills
Upgrade your marshmallow roast to a full-fledged cook-out! Eating outside is nice, but you can really bring your family together by making meal prep an outdoor experience. An outdoor kitchen is a dream come true for an experienced chef and will make your house the #1 destination for backyard parties.
One of the newest trends in pool fire features are fire walls. Most of these walls have flames that come out of the top and light up the night sky. They can also be tied together with a water feature to bring all the elements into play for your backyard aesthetic. These fire water fountains combine the calming sounds of water with the brilliance of fire to leave a lasting impression on your guests. Beyond that, fire walls can even act as a retainer and stabilize your foundation.
You may have been thinking that your backyard fun was going on hiatus, but with a fire feature, you can make winter your favorite time of year!